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Minority Populations and Vaccinations


by Maria Kneusel

Imagine entire communities filled with men and women whose lives are at risk from disease, and fewer than half are taking the simple steps available to stop the threat in its tracks. This is precisely what’s happening in minority populations in Colorado where about only four in ten senior citizens are being vaccinated against pneumococcal diseases – a number that is even higher for at-risk people 18 and older.

Throughout Colorado, men and women are needlessly suffering and dying from pneumococcal diseases, including pneumonia, meningitis and septicemia.

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